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Opinion

April 29, 2017

I am grateful that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month because until all of us view rape and sexual assault in every form as evil and a crime, not an intimate gesture of over active hormones, our silence and apathy are killers. When citizens make a link to drug use, criminal activity, and even…

April 29, 2017

For the past year, some of North Carolina's leading Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, left-wingers and right-wingers, tried something different.

They talked to each other. And I don't mean they trolled each other on the internet, calling each other pinkos or knuckle-draggers.…

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April 29, 2017

Your religious identity is like a multiple choice test where you have to pick one best answer.

Most people here would check Christian.

It would be different though in different countries.

April 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES — If you go by the odds, Sierra Williams shouldn’t be in college, let alone at a highly selective school like USC.

Many kids in her low-income neighborhood here don’t get to or through the 12th grade. Her single mother isn’t college-educated. Neither are…

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April 28, 2017

Mainstream media and their followers often veil the truth.

Judicial Watch has obtained piles of government records showing how the IRS, during the Obama presidency illegally colluded with another federal agency to single out groups with conservative-sounding terms such as patriot and Tea Party in…

April 28, 2017

All these new websites that will trace your family tree and tell you where you came from.

The results can be funny.

Some are half this and half that or one-fourth this or one-fourth that.

It is like when you fill out applications and you are told to put down what are you and you check this box or…

April 27, 2017

These days, everything puts me in mind of Jane Addams. Many of the social problems we face today — the fraying social fabric, widening inequality, anxieties over immigration, concentrated poverty, the return of cartoonish hypermasculinity — are the same problems she faced 130 years ago.…

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April 27, 2017

Rural North Carolina is finally getting some economic attention from the N.C. General Assembly.

A bill approved this week by the N.C. Senate Finance Committee would direct incentives money from the Job Development Investment Grant to poorer counties across the state.

The bill, authored by N.C.…

April 27, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week is Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 5. The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education would like to applaud and thank all of the teachers in our community.

Teachers are the cornerstone of a thriving community. They have the ability to impact lives in a way that no other…

April 27, 2017

I grew up hearing my mother praising President Roosevelt on how to put America back to work after the Great Depression.

Naturally, I called myself a Democrat, but today our leaders have lost their moral values of right and wrong.

I am appalled at what I heard coming from those who are supposedly…

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